Coordinator: Dr. Holly SeplochaOffice: 1600 Valley Rd. Rm 4103 Phone: 973-720-2310Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Program Description: This concentration focuses on inquiry-based learning of developmentally appropriate practice, family involvement, technology, and issues and trends in early childhood education. Students apply theoretical knowledge to action research studies conducted in a variety of early childhood settings. Students are prepared to develop innovative curricula and take leadership roles in the field of early childhood education. View Requirements and Course Descriptions: Curriculum and Learning: Early Childhood, MED Entry Requirements:Each applicant must demonstrate that he or she can fulfill the requirements of the program, including the ability to read and write at a graduate level, the capability to do graduate level academic work, and an interest in educational theory and practice. Toward this end the requirements for admission are: A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and official transcripts from all institutions of higher learning attended: A cumulative minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (Applicants who do not meet the minimum GPA requirement may supplement their application with additional evidence in support of their academic potential for successful completion of the degree program) A copy of a CEAS or standard teaching license (Program directors have discretion to waive this requirement based on unique circumstances). Participation and satisfactory completion of a group interview. Exit Requirements: The completion of 33 credits of prescribed graduate study for all concentrations including six credits in educational research culminating in the production of a master's thesis. The completion of a multi-chapter empirical/action research thesis in the field of specialization to be developed during Research in Education I and Research in Education II courses.